TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on May 16, 2018

A decade after the Tennessee Supreme Court made access to justice its top strategic priority, it has issued an extensive report recognizing the many organizations and individuals that have worked to improve access to justice in the state.“What we have learned in the past 10 years is that there is no single solution, no magic bullet to solve this issue,"  Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark said. "But, with all hands on deck, we are having an impact and are improving lives across the state.” Gail Vaughn Ashworth, chair of the commission for 2018-2020 and a past TBA President adds, “We have momentum and are really seeing access to justice issues become engrained in our state culture. The bench, the bar and our community organizations know we need to collaborate to make real progress. Tennessee is the Volunteer State and our state is also known as a nationwide leader in developing innovative programs and resources to help achieve access to justice for all.”